* indicates a student co-author at the time of publication. 


  1. Smith, S., Alhabash, S., Kanver, D., Tan, P.-N., & Viken, G. (2019). Celebration drinking around the clock. Health Communication. DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2019.1625007 

  2. Corrigan, J. R., Alhabash, S., Rousu, M., & Cash, S. B. (2018). How much is social media worth? Estimating the value of Facebook by paying users to stop using it. PLoS ONE. [viewer over 41K times on the PLoS website and covered by over 100 outlets globally].

  3. Alhabash, S., VanDam, C., Tan, P.-N., Smith, S. W., Viken, G., Kanver, D., Tian, L., & Figueira, L. (2018). 140 Characters of intoxication: Exploring the prevalence of alcohol-related tweets and predicting their virality. Sage Open.

  4. Kircaburun, K., Alhabash, S., Tosuntaş, S. B., & Griffiths, M. D. (2018). Uses and gratifications of problematic social media use among university students: A simultaneous examination of the big five personality, social media platforms and social media use motives. International Journal fo Mental Health and Addiction,

  5. Young, R., Miles, S., & Alhabash, S.(2018). Attacks by Anons: A content analysis of aggressive posts, victim responses, and bystander interventions on a social media site. Social Media + Society.

  6. Almutairi, N.*, Alhabash, S., Hellmueller, L., & Willis, E. (2018). The effects of Twitter users’ weight and gender on viral behavioral intentions toward obesity-related news. Journal of Health Communication. 

  7. Alhabash, S., Almutairi, N.*, Lou, C.*, & Kim, W.* (2018). Pathways to virality: Psychophysiological responses preceding likes, shares, comments, and status updates on Facebook. Media Psychology. 

  8. Burt, S. A., & Alhabash, S. (2017). The nomological network of digital aggression: Results from two studies. Aggressive Behavior.

  9. Lou, C., & Alhabash, S. (2017). Understanding non-profit and for-profit social marketing on social media: The case of anti-texting while driving. Journal of Promotion Management.

  10.  Alhabash, S., & Ma, M.* (2017). A tale of four platforms: Motivations and uses of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat among college students. Social Media + Society, January-March 2017, 1-13. DOI: 10.1177/2056305117691544. 

  11. Jiang, M.*, Tsai, H.-y., S.*, Cotten, S. R., Rifon, N. J., LaRose, R., & Alhabash, S. (2016). Generational Differences in Online Safety Perceptions, Knowledge and Practices. Educational Gerontology. DOI: 10.1080/03601277.2016.1205408

  12. Alhabash, S., McAlister, A. R., Kim, W. *, Lou, C. *, Cunningham, C. *, Quilliam, E. T., & Richards, J. I. (2016). Saw it on Facebook, drank it at the bar! Effects of exposure to Facebook alcohol ads on alcohol-related behaviors. Journal of Interactive Advertising, 16(1), 44-58.

  13. Tsai, H.-y. S.*, Jiang, M.*, Alhabash, S., LaRose, R., Rifon, N., Cotton, S. R. (2016). Understanding online safety behavior in the online banking context. Computers & Security, 59, 138-150.

  14. Alhabash, S., Almutairi, N.*, & Abu Rub, M. (2016). Just add a verse from the Quran: Effects of religious rhetoric in gain- and loss-framed anti-alcohol messages with a Palestinian sample. Journal of Religion and Health, Online First: 10.1007/s10943-015-0177-4

  15. Alhabash, S., McAlister, A. R., Lou, C.*, & Hagerstrom, A.* (2015). From clicks to behaviors: The mediating effect of viral behavioral intentions on the relationship between attitudes and offline behavioral intentions. Journal of Interactive Advertising. DOI:10.1080/15252019.2015.1071677

  16. Alhabash, S., Baek, J.-h.*, Cunningham, C.*, & Hagerstrom, A.* (2015). To comment or not to comment?: How virality, arousal level, and commenting behavior on YouTube videos affect civic behavioral intentions. Computers in Human Behavior, 51(A), 520-531.

  17. Boehmer, J., LaRose, R., Rifon, N. J., Alhabash, S., & Cotten, S. (2015). Determinants of Online Safety Behaviour: Toward an Intervention Strategy for College Students. Behaviour Information Technology.

  18. Shillair, R., Cotten, S. R., Tsai, S., Alhabash, S., LaRose, R., & Rifon, N. J. (2015). Online safety begins with you and me: Convincing Internet users to protect themselves. Computers in Human Behavior, 48, 199-207.

  19. Alhabash, S., McAlister, A. R., Richards, J. I., Quilliam, E. T., & Lou, C.* (2015). Alcohol’s getting a bit more social: When alcohol marketing messages on Facebook motivate young adults to imbibe. Mass Communication & Society. DOI:10.1080/15205436.2014.945651

  20. Alhabash, S., Chiang, Y.-h., & Huang, K.* (2014). MAM & U&G in Taiwan: Differences in uses and gratifications of Facebook as a function of motivational reactivity. Computers in Human Behavior, 35, 423-430.

  21. Alhabash, S., Hales, K., Baek, J.-h.*, Oh, H.-J.* (2014). Effects of race, visual anonymity, and social category salience on online dating outcomes. Computers in Human Behavior, 35, 22-32.

  22. Alhabash, S., & Wise, K. (2014). Playing their game: Changing evaluations of Palestinians and Israelis through video game play. New Media & Society. doi:10.1177/1461444814525010

  23. Alhabash, S., & McAlister, A. R. (2014). Redefining virality in less broad strokes: predicting viral behavioral intentions from motivations and uses of Facebook and Twitter. New Media & Society. doi:10.1177/1461444814523726

  24. Peng, W., & Alhabash, S. (2013). Guest editors’ introduction to Meaningful Play special issue. Games and Culture, 8(4), 183-185. DOI: 10.1177/1555412013500710

  25. Wise, K., Alhabash, S., Eckler, P. (2013). “Window” shopping online: Cognitive and emotional processing of general and specific product windows. Journal of Interactive Advertising, 13(2), 88-96. DOI: 10.1080/15252019.2013.826550

  26. Alhabash, S., McAlister, A., Hagerstrom, A.*, Quilliam, E. T., Rifon, N., & Richards, J. (2013). Between “Likes” and “Shares”: Effects of emotional appeal and virality of anti-cyberbullying messages on Facebook. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 16(3). DOI: 10.1089/cyber.2012.0265

  27. Kononova, A., & Alhabash, S. (2012). When one medium is not enough: Media use and media multitasking among students in Kuwait. Journal of Middle East Media, 8(1), retrieved from:

  28. Alhabash, S., Park, H. J., Kononova, A., Chiang, Y., & Wise, K. (2012). Exploring the Motivations of Facebook Use in Taiwan. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 15(6), 304-311.

  29. Alhabash, S. & Wise, K. (2012). PeaceMaker: Changing American college students’ attitudes toward Palestinians and Israelis through video game play. International Journal of Communication, 6, retrieved from:

  30. Young, R., Alhabash, S., Rodgers, S., Stemmle, J. (2011). Newspaper journalists and public health professionals: Building the health news agenda in community newspapers. Journal of Marketing and Management in Health Care, 4(3), 148-159. [Lead Article]

  31. Kononova, A., Alhabash, S., & Cropp, F. (2011). The role of media in the process of socialization to American politics among international students. International Communication Gazette, 73(4), 302-321.

  32. Wise, K., Alhabash, S., & Park, H. (2010). Emotional responses during social information seeking on Facebook. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 13(5), 555-562.